AWS cloud formation what should be excluded

by Steve   Last Updated August 13, 2019 22:00 PM

We currently have a web UI configured infrastructure that I want to move to cloud formation as it is growing in complexity. We use ECS with multiple docker containers, RDS, load balancers, SNS etc.

What I would like is suggestion on where to draw the line (or where to find the information) between what should be in cloud formation and what is not. Particularly around

  • IAM rules for the likes of developer permissions excluding the ones required to deploy stacks from cloud formation
  • RDS databases- do you run the risk of destroying production databases and having them re-deployed without the data
  • Elastic ip addresses attached to a network load balancer

Thanks in advance



Related Questions


Updated April 02, 2015 19:00 PM

Updated January 03, 2019 15:00 PM

Updated January 23, 2018 09:00 AM

Updated April 12, 2015 01:00 AM